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Joe Wise is the Cause of Confusion In Parliament, Not Me – Bagbin



The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has pointed fingers at the First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei Owusu (Joe Wise) for the brawl in Parliament last December.

According to him, the Bekwai MPs decision to vote during the consideration of the e-levy triggered the fight.

Bagbin explained that Joe Wise erred in attempting to vote while presiding over the Parliamentary proceedings.

“To be frank with you, my First Deputy Speaker was wrong in even announcing that he was going to vote, and so when the Second Deputy Speaker voted, he then called on him to come and take over so that he’d also go and vote…that’s what led to the fisticuffs,” Mr Bagbin told GBC.

“I left Parliament after 10 pm, and I sent my closing remarks for the day, and that’s for the session through my usher to the Second Deputy Speaker that at the conclusion of the debate, ‘you will read this as my closing remarks for the session.’ And so I had given notice that I will not be available even to read my closing remarks, and I left for my house because I was so tired.”

“Now what happened on the floor, I am being said to be the cause of it; so, where are we now? This blame game would not wash; it would not. It was a low blow to me,” the former Nadowli-Kaleo MP stressed.


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